DRC: civilians caught in the crossfire in the Kivus

Marie Brun is an emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Goma, in the province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. She provides an update on the intensification of fighting between several armed groups, including the M23, and the Congolese armed forces since the start of the year, and the consequences […]

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DRC: “We fear a flare up of disease again”

As fighting displaces thousands of people in North and South Kivu, MSF is concerned about spread of disease due to overcrowded, unsanitary living conditions Two years of violent fighting between the M23 armed group and the Congolese army (FARDC) and its allies in North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) intensified late […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF calls for protection of patients, medical facilities and civilians following Drodro hospital attack

In an escalation of violence in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province, armed men attacked the town of Drodro on the night of 6 to 7 March, killing a patient in her bed ransacking the general hospital, and looting medical equipment, says international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), whose teams work in […]

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